Fried Frank beefs up M&A and PE practice with two hires

International law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has hired Mark Lucas and Daniel Oates as partners in the M&A and private equity practice in the New York and London offices, respectively. Previously, Lucas worked at Goldman Sachs where he served as vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department while Oates was a a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and head of the M&A practice in London.

BGI-Shenzhen Acquires Complete Genomics

BGI-Shenzhen has acquired Nasdaq-listed Complete Genomics via an all cash tender offer, followed by a short form merger. The deal closed on March 18, 2013. It has been reported as the first time a Chinese company has successfully acquired a US public company. O’Melveny & Myers represented BGI-Shenzhen.

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia to Take Feihe International Private

Feihe International, a producers and distributors of infant formula, milk powder, and soybean, rice, and walnut products in the People’s Republic of China, is being taken private by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia. The deal is valued at US$147 million and expected to close in the second quarter of 2013. O’Melveny & Myers advised the Special Committee of the board of directors of Feihe International.

Dealertrack Technologies to Acquire Casey & Casey NPS

Dealertrack Technologies is to acquire substantially all of the assets of electronic public license tag agency Casey & Casey NPS. The transaction is valued at approximately US$21.2 million and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013. O’Melveny & Myers is representing Dealertrack Technologies in the transaction.

DealerTrack Acquires ClickMotive

DealerTrack has acquired ClickMotive, a provider of interactive marketing solutions for the automotive retailing industry. O’Melveny & Myers represented DealerTrack.

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